Five frugal things I’ve done this week:
OK, I’m going to hold my hands up and admit that I don’t think I’ve actually done five frugal things this week. Or at least I haven’t done five absolute stand out frugal things this week so there is a very good chance that I may have to change the title of this post by the time I finish writing it.
- Not a big deal really but I’ve made a real effort to take my lunch to work with me this week. I’ve gotten out of this habit a little bit while the kids have been off school, probably due to our complete lack of routine at the moment. I’m at the stage now where I’m craving the return of structure and routine to our lives which I suspect isn’t going to happen until the kids go back to school no matter how hard I try!
- We had a lovely day out on Wednesday that cost next to nothing – two parks, one museum and a trip to the boating lake with a picnic made of random things from the fridge and juice bottles filled with squash.
- This week’s shopping bill was less than normal as I made tea using leftovers from the freezer. I froze some cheese sauce last time I made macaroni cheese so on Monday night we had macaroni cheese made with freshly cooked pasta and the sauce from the freezer mixed with a little milk and blasted in the microwave for a couple of minutes. We also had one night where we had chilli wraps with homemade potato wedges using chilli from the freezer and another night we had a good old fashioned egg, chips, beans and sausages using some sausages I’d stashed away in the freezer when I got them reduced a few weeks ago.
- The kids seem to be hungry all the time at the minute so I made a batch of packed lunch cake and some cheesey pops to keep them going for not very much. I’ve also been popping to the shop on a night to get some cheap fruit for them as I’d rather they snack on fruit than anything else. I’ve got some great deals with packets of grapes for 8p, pineapple fingers for 15p and mangos for 20p.
- I bought a Christmas present! Does that count as being frugal? I can’t tell you what it is because the recipient may well be having a snoop on here but it’s something that I know will come in handy and will definitely be on their Christmas list and it was a little cheaper than normal so I went for it! I’m going to class it as frugal because I can’t think of anything else that I’ve done that could be classed as frugal.
Whew, I made five although to be fair, number five is slightly less frugal than the others (especially when you see what I bought) but actually, I think that if today’s post proves anything, it proves that being frugal and thrifty is a part of life and you might not always save huge amounts of money or be particularly thrifty but the small things add up!
See how I made my un-frugalness into a life lesson? You’re welcome! 😉
What frugal or thrifty things have you done this week?
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